Videos, Slides, Films

Addiction : a 14-part series

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Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.

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HBO Documentary Films in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ; The National Institute on Drug Abuse ; The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ; produced by John Hoffman, Susan Froemke ; directors, Jon Alpert ... [and others]
Included Title
  • Addiction, the supplementary series
Videos, Slides, Films
English, Spanish
  • [New York?] : Home Box Office, [2007]
  • ©2007
Physical Details
  • 4 videodiscs (388 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + program guide (12 pages)
0783151624, 9780783151625
ocn178989722, ocm85847145
  • Editor, Paula Heredia

  • Title from container.
  • Program guide includes summary points, questions for care providers, online resources and other key information.
  • Special features: Addiction: the supplementary series; over 5 hours of additional material.
  • Originally broadcast on HBO in March, 2007.
  • DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; 2.0 stereo.
  • English or Spanish dialogue; closed-captioned.

  • Disc 1. Saturday night in a Dallas ER. A mother's desperation. The science of relapse. The adolescent addict. Brain imaging. Opiate addiction: a new medication. Topiramate: a clinical trial for alcoholism. Steamfitters Local Union 638. Insurance woes -- Disc 2. The supplementary series. What is addiction? Understanding relapse. The search for treatment: a challenging journey. The adolescent addict: multi-systemic therapy: a new outpatient approach. Phoenix academy: a profile of residential treatment -- Disc 3. The supplementary series. An interview with Nora Volkow, M.D. An interview with Mark Willenbring, M.D. An interview with Michael Dennis, Ph.D. An interview with Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D. -- Disc 4. The supplementary series. Getting and addict into treatment: the CRAFT approach. Treating stimulant addiction: the CBT approach. Opiate addiction: understanding replacement therapy. South Boston drug court. A mother's desperation